Thursday, December 27, 2007
China Debuts ARJ-21
The Associated Press reported that the Federal Aviation Administration opened an office in Shanghai and is now working on safety standards with China’s General Administration on Civil Aviation. The aircraft was original scheduled to debut in 2005 but delays were caused by design problems, according to AP.
AVIC I predicts the ARJ-21 will take 60 percent of the domestic market through 2027 and, on the international front, will compete with the popular jets produced by Bombardier and Embraer. It also paves the way for the company’s future plans to compete against the larger airliners produced by Boeing and Airbus.